1. Sivan!

    boot from mountroot

    My freebsd 13.2 desktop crashed a while ago, I tried boot-repair which went wrong, I kept the drive with its data in cold storage for quite a while. When I try recovery again now, after a long time, freebsd gets to mountroot prompt, ? showed (soon after the crash I tried boot-repair and it...
  2. LibreQuest

    Solved ZROOT failure

    Looking for help with ZFS. I am booted into a live FreeBSD 13.2 trying to fix my zroot. Zpool import returns ZFS filesystem version: 5 ZFS storage pool version: feature support (5000) pool: zroot id: 8141163279847660127 state: online Status: some supported features are not enabled on the pool...
  3. Amzo

    UFS Recover Files Removed with RM

    So I made a blunder today. I was working on the tensorflow 2.x port and I was clearing up getting ready to commit it to git. During the clearing up, I went to rm some test files I had, but during my impatience, I tab completed the name which complete to files/ and deleted all my patches for...
  4. mtu

    /boot directory deleted: How to recover with ZFS backups

    While testing the capabilities of beadm and boot environments on a spare machine, I deleted the /boot directory, and the system would no longer boot. With competent help from IRC, I was able to recover without booting a rescue system (except in case 3c) as defined below). I'm here to describe...
  5. Tartafione

    Solved Is it possible to replace a disk in a mirror by booting from the outside.

    My machine can't boot anymore. After showing some errors in zpool status ZFS put briefly the mirror in a degraded mode and after a while the system slowly stopped or better stalled. Then I could reboot and after some errors printed on the console screen finally resilvered. I decided to do a...
  6. vermaden

    HOWTO: Bareos Backup Server on FreeBSD

    I would like to share new 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗼𝘀 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸𝘂𝗽 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝘃𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝗙𝗿𝗲𝗲𝗕𝗦𝗗 post about installation and configuration of open, free and complete backup solution. #verblog #bareos #freebsd #postgresql #backup #restore #recovery
  7. E

    Solved Unable to import pool after firmware upgrade & BIOS reset to defaults

    I'm running a Freebsd 11.1-RELEASE-p9 NAS with ZFS pool sat comprised of 2 two-way mirrors. The hardware is HP Microserver Gen 8. I have SATA controller set to AHCI mode in BIOS. mirror-0 disks are ada[13]. mirror-1 disks are ada[02]. Yesterday I upgraded the iLO (HP name for IPMI)...
  8. nerozero

    FreeBSD root on ZFS, mirror, Recovery from non booting system / lost hard drive

    Hello everyone, It is a first time I would like to work with ZFS. So I have plenty of silly questions. Sorry... I read this FreeBSD Handbook part about ZTF which I found quite nice. Now back to business. I have two 1TB Hard drives, and I'm would like to build RAID 1 (mirror). 1. Is it a...
  9. E

    Solved cannot import, "one or more devices is currently unavailable"... but all devices present and ONLINE

    I am an idiot. I have no backup. Nothing critically important, but 6 TB of personal data I would sorely like to recover. I solemnly swear to create real backups first, before anything else, if I can get this working again. I'm a newbie to FreeBSD. This new FreeBSD system is replacing an old...
  10. Keve

    Solved moving zfs disks to another PC

    Hello Everyone, The scenario described below is on my playground PCs. I do all this to try things and gain experience. There is no valuable data involved. I was recently given a 2-port 3Ware PCI SATA raid controller. Amongst many other things I tried, I used two identical make/model disks and...
  11. H

    ZFS Recover data from zroot pool

    Dear Members, I hope someone can help me with that. One of our servers ran out of disk space (yeah, booooh!), it was set up with zfs, one single disk (2TB). It ist part of a 5 node cluster cloud storage. By trying to expand the storage with a new disk, I screwed up the zpool boot loader and...